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Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians helps athletes of all levels recover from patella dislocation. Our orthopedic surgeons carry extensive training and experience when it comes to knee injuries. Our practice offers both non-surgical and surgical treatments for knee injuries with a primary focus to help patients return to a high functioning lifestyle with optimal joint health.

The patella, or kneecap, is a protective bone that attaches with the femur bone, forming a patellofemoral joint. The patella may become dislocated when it moves out of the patellofemoral groove. Young athletes tend to suffer this type of knee injury most. It can be caused by a direct blow, twisting of the knee while changing directions, muscle contraction or congenital defect. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we treat both partial dislocations (subluxation) and complete kneecap dislocations (luxation). We adopt the latest technology and innovative orthopedic techniques to ensure our patients achieve the best possible outcome using the least invasive treatments available.

Treatment for Dislocated Kneecap

For patients who have recurrent patella dislocation and whose non-surgical therapies have failed, surgery may be required to properly restore the knee joint. There are a variety of surgical procedures to address kneecap dislocation, either first time or recurrent. You can trust that Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians will take the necessary time to fully evaluate your injury and carefully explain your treatment options. Depending on your specific injury and the surrounding ligament damage, our physicians may recommend an arthroscopic procedure such as lateral-release, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction or tibia tubercle realignment transfer.

Choosing arthroscopy for your kneecap dislocation repair means you will benefit from less scarring, less pain and faster recovery time following your surgery. From your initial diagnosis until your final rehabilitation is complete, you can trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians for superior, patient-centered care at all times. Using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to help athletes return to maximum performance is what we are known for.

If you have suffered a patella dislocation and are experiencing symptoms of pain, swelling, numbness or restricted movement, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our sports medicine expert.

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Our Client Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 269 reviews

Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.